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APPENDIX A

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT, 1924

AN Act to amend the law with respect to the carriage of goods
by sea.

WHEREAS at the International Conference on Maritime Law
held at Brussels in October, 1922, the delegates at the Con-
ference, including the delegates representing His Majesty,
agreed unanimously to recommend their respective Govern-
ments to adopt as the basis of a convention a draft convention
for the unification of certain rules relating to bills of lading:

And whereas at a meeting held at Brussels in October, 1923,
the rules contained in the said draft convention were amended
by the Committee -appointed by the said Conference:

And whereas it is expedient that the said rules as so amended
and as set out with modifications in the Schedule to this Act
(in this Act referred to as "the Rules") should, subject to the
provisions of this Act, be given the force of law with a view
to establishing the responsibilities, liabilities, rights, and
immunities attaching to carriers under bills of lading:

Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Par-
liament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as
followsó

1.  Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Rules shall have
effect in relation to and in connection with the carriage of
goods by sea in ships carrying goods from any port in Great
Britain or Northern Ireland to any other port whether in. or
outside Great Britain or Northern Ireland.

2.  There shall not be implied in any contract for the carriage
of goods by sea to which the Rules apply any absolute under-
taking by the carrier of the goods to provide a seaworthy ship.

3.  Every bill of lading, or similar document of title, issued
in Great Britain or Northern Ireland which contains or is
evidence of any contract to which the Rules apply shall contain
an express statement that it is to have eSect subject to the
provisions of the said Rules as applied by this Act.

MODIFICATION OF ART. VI RELATING TO COASTAL TRABE

4.  Article VI of the Rules shall, in relation to the carriage
of goods by sea in ships carrying goods from any port in Great
Britain or Northern Ireland to any other port in Great Britain
or Northern Ireland or to a port in the Irish Free State, have
effect as though the said Article referred to goods of any class
instead of to particular goods and as though the proviso to the
second paragraph of the said Article were omitted.

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